12 memories and 13 goals

| bonnie forkner

happy new year, folks! after taking a much needed break from the interwebs, i’m feeling ready and excited to be back. i feel motivated, refreshed and bursting with inspiration and creativity! my time off was spent primarily with family, with lots of relaxing, laughing and yummy food thrown in as well. to start off the new year, i’d like to talk about some favorite memories from 2012, as well as some goals the upcoming year. i hope you’ll join in and share a few of your own as well!

bye bye 2012

bye bye 2012 by

top 12 memories from 2012:

1) waking up every morning in our sweet california cottage (before we moved!)
2) frequenting the organic honor stand down the street
3) getting certified in holy yoga and attending retreat
4) spending much of the summer in aspen
5) getting to be in my sister in law’s wedding
6) attending a josh garrels concert
7) starting the roost tribe
8) attending quilt market
9) moving to north carolina
10) signing my very first freelance contract (tease)
11) having my biggest dream come true (tease tease)
12) having my 2nd biggest dream come true (tease tease tease)

welcome 2013

welcome 2013 by

13 goals for 2013:

1) read all the books i’ve ordered
2) stop renting and buy or build a permanent roost
3) design more than ever
4) become a more established surface pattern designer
5) stick to my walking routine
6) learn more about whole foods and holistic nutrition
7) start making my own almond milk
8) continue to put God first. in my time, my day, our finances, and in every way
9) do a redesign for ghtr and make a website for the roost tribe (!)
10) submit my pattern portfolio to a few companies in several new industries
11) start sewing more
12) save more, spend less
13) share all 3 of my secret favorite memories with you

what are some of your favorite memories or goals for the upcoming year?


  • Wow Bonnie! I can’t wait to find out what you three secret memories are! :D My goals are very similar to yours! I haven’t specifically hammered them out just yet, but I can tell you that I’m definitely thinking along the same lines you are! (Except I’m not a surface pattern designer – though I wish I was!)

  • :) can’t wait to hear about all the new check offs on your to-do list! I love following along and being a part of the Roost Tribe. You inspire me with every post. Thanks Bonnie!

  • love your goal of making your own almond milk! it’s actually very easy and i think you’ll love the freshness of it versus store-bought. that’s actually one of my husband and i’s goals this year, too – not just making our own milk, but making more things from scratch instead of buying the boxed version…like rice, beans, milk, soy greek yogurt, etc. good luck!

  • You are going to be very busy this year, but hey that is so good for the heart and soul..I loved the memories of 2012 that you had..Happy New Year, and I hope that 2013 is everything you want it to be..

  • I think this is my favoritist post thus far…..

  • love this idea for a post! & I totally just copied you :) http://path-less-traveled-market.blogspot.com/2013/01/welcome-2013.html

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